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The Strand

2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #10 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Historic Strand District is so close that the cruise terminal really adds value before or after your cruise. There are plenty of shops and great... more »
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Conroe, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We love strolling the strand and just visiting the shops along the way............we have fun every time we go! Historical significance too! You just have to visit at least once when you go to Galveston!

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to so many cute shops. They have beautiful things to buy,clothing,home decor and there were also a lot of food choice too. We went back 4 times!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took our daughter and her friends to Galveston for a vacation. They wanted to go shopping while all the other adults did our thing. So I took them to the Seawall thinking it was the Strand. The girls had fun, they got some cool stuff. What we didn't realize that the next day when we all went to downtown... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is my second time to the Strand. I loved it before Ike...this time not as much. I don't know if it is because I am older and have already been there or if it was because it seemed a bit different. I can't speak about any of the bars/restaurants because we only went into the shops. Surf Styles was... More

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved this shopping area in Galveston - nosy your typical tourist gifts - more upscale novelty items & clothing. Also several eating choices, ice cream shops, etc! FUN!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Take your time & walk the Strand. Great little gift shops with something for everyone! Prices are reasonable, shops are inviting with friendly employees that greeted us upon entering. Plenty of food & drink options too! A must do while in the area!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A must do is to walk the Strand up and down and take in the 1800s architecture. Many buildings have been restored to a fine degree, look at the details. The shops are pretty much standard beach curio shops, but added architectural details can be seen on the building interiors. Paralleling the Strand downtown a few streets over away from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Strand area buildings remind you of New Orleans. Great shops, food, drinks, gifts and the prices are good too. It was enjoyable to take our time walking down one side and back up the other side. People were friendly.

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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A fun day walking and shopping. It was nice to shop so many stores without it being the same thing over and over again. Just make sure you keep that meter feed or the meter maid will catch you.

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It wasn't the most exciting thing we have EVER done, but with the beaches' seaweed infestation - it was a fun experience with a learning element for our 9-year old twins.

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